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Archos 101 Internet Tablet PC (8GB) - £139.96 delivered @ eBuyer

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Posted 28th Feb 2012

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ARM Cortex A8 1GHz
8GB Flash
10.1" LCD Touch
3D OpenGL ES 2.0
Wifi
Bluetooth
Android 2.2

The ARCHOS 101 internet tablet is a tablet who’s choice you’ll be proud of. You’ll have in your hands the best of the highly desirable Android technology with a large, high-resolution 10.1 inch screen, a weight of 480 g, and a thinness of just 12 mm. Beyond containing your window into the Internet and your HD multimedia, your device is completely customizable with a world of apps to make it your personal tablet. The nice big 10.1 inch diagonal screen sits within a very slim and light design.
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HOT.good price.
Well worth spending just over £100 quid for a item that will be out of date in 12 months.

Unlike £400 you apple tarts
Got one of these in HMV last Novermber for £120 good tab for casual sofa browsing.
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It's to be hopes this is better than the Archos 70 internet tablet I got at Christmas, took it back after a few days, total rubbish!
Took mine back after Xmas...utter load of rubbish. Waste of money. Apparently lad at desk said they had loads returned after Xmas. You need an android phone with a gmail account to use it.
aliandk

Took mine back after Xmas...utter load of rubbish. Waste of money. … Took mine back after Xmas...utter load of rubbish. Waste of money. Apparently lad at desk said they had loads returned after Xmas. You need an android phone with a gmail account to use it.



Who told you that? Yes, you need a gmail account if you want to download any of the Google Markeplace but you certainly don't need an android phone.
Don't need...must resist
tfish

Well worth spending just over £100 quid for a item that will be out of … Well worth spending just over £100 quid for a item that will be out of date in 12 months.Unlike £400 you apple tarts



Even out of date iPads have a grammar checker built in, you should try one, you might like it.

Voted hot btw

Edited by: "andymagic" 28th Feb 2012
Does this take memory cards?

Also, would i be able to go on football websites and watch video goals/highlights, in particular my fav teams goals with my football world subscription.
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cymru1978

Don't need...must resist


ditto
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i got this for £161 just beofore xmas so this is a good price
sl4yer78

Does this take memory cards?Also, would i be able to go on football … Does this take memory cards?Also, would i be able to go on football websites and watch video goals/highlights, in particular my fav teams goals with my football world subscription.



Yes it does take a MicroSD card, it would play flash sites if that's what your football sites use for the replays.
Got a 16GB version of this from PC World for £129 with the Christmas voucher app. Put the android market on it easily and its pretty good.
Compared with my touchpad with IceCreamSandwich on it, the screen is not as good and it'll run out of RAM quickly (not noticed it having problems with this though). However its as light as a feather and the stand is a good idea. Happy with ours for the price.
As much as I'm trying to resist temptation;

1) On this and other tablets, can you have separate user accounts?
2) I presume I could tether my Galaxy S to this to use my Sky Sports 'swapable'
Nearly bought this a few weeks ago , It was a toss up between this and the BB playbook , but spent a few hours playing with both and went with the playbook, the difference in quality is massive in all departments,(after all the BB was £399 a few months back) if you can live with the lack of apps with the blackberry that is, not saying the Archos is bad just felt in a different league to me
Edited by: "mfactor" 28th Feb 2012
My son bought this for himself about 6 months ago. For viewing purposes the screen is amazing when streaming from my NAS. The touchscreen can be a bit tempermental especially if you don't wait until it fully boots up (seems to lag a bit if your impatient!). Downsides, initially the Android Market store is Archos own version but with a bit of googling and a simple app you can download the normal version of Andriod Market which at least increases the variety. Some apps don't seem to like the size/shape of the screen, but I would still 100% recommend it.

Yes it does take MicroSD cards, certain USB Tuner dongles (not tried), and has a mini HDMI out.
Got the Mrs one of these for messing about on. Absolute bargain for this price. She loves it. Obviously not as nice on the eye or to touch as an ipad, but i would sooner have this with 300nicker in the sky rocket.
Got the kids the 7" versions for xmas, very impressed for the £99 from CWH via here, not had 1 bit of trouble at all with them, and even more surprised is how good the screens have held up regarding scratches and what not, voting hot.
Almost, almost there - just another £40 and I'd be in as looking for something bigger than my Android phone for browsing and streaming content from a NAS.

Do these have access to the full market place as I am tempted tbh!?
I have had one of these since launch, I have the 16GB version, google apps lib is a easy install, takes micro SD (have tried 16GB & fine) & has USB (tried pen drive & USB HDD both ok) & HDMI out, good screen for viewing. V got for media watching or sofa surfing (Wish 'd paid this price though!)
You do need to by the codec patch to get the most out of it (£11 from archos)
also streams perfectly from my NAS via file system and twonkymedia
anyone know if it can play divx and mkv without stuttering and all in sync?
Seriously tempted at this price.
cymru1978

As much as I'm trying to resist temptation;1) On this and other tablets, … As much as I'm trying to resist temptation;1) On this and other tablets, can you have separate user accounts?2) I presume I could tether my Galaxy S to this to use my Sky Sports 'swapable'



1/ No
2/ Yes, I use my android phone as a portable hotspot with my Archos.

Voted hot, decent price for me. IF I didn't already have one I'd buy at this price, Bargain IMHO. The Archos obviously ain't an iPad but then again you ain't paying an iPad price.
HH.
ONLY buy if you are technical able; awful gift for those who are not. Doesn't come with Google Apps to get this you will need to Root the tablet and put a custom firmware on it
works great, bought two at christmas for my daughters. easy to put android market on if you google the how to. However be very careful and buy a case one of mine was dropped from about two feet high onto laminate floor and cracked the screen. Unfortunately it cost around £120 to replace the screen so not worth the repair.
Wardy2

Got one of these in HMV last Novermber for £120 good tab for casual sofa … Got one of these in HMV last Novermber for £120 good tab for casual sofa browsing.


stop wasting your time on browsing for a casual sofa (_;)
nickwhite1

ONLY buy if you are technical able; awful gift for those who are not. … ONLY buy if you are technical able; awful gift for those who are not. Doesn't come with Google Apps to get this you will need to Root the tablet and put a custom firmware on it



I rooted 10 of these for friends in the week before xmas as the crap that is on them initially is putrid.
Have not had any back saying it doesn't work or something has gone wrong.
Personally would not buy one now as waiting for the Cortex Dual Core to be released next week.
So tablets will be coming down in price and you will soon be able to get a dual core cortex tablet for the same price as these current ones and with ICS on them.
its cheap for a reason
Would like to invest in a tablet for Skyping family abroad would this handle Skype calls and video well?
Cold. Arnova 10 g2 is same price from hmv. It's better.
I have the arnova 10 g2, has capacitive touch, usb, micro sd.
HappyH

1/ No2/ Yes, I use my android phone as a portable hotspot with my … 1/ No2/ Yes, I use my android phone as a portable hotspot with my Archos.Voted hot, decent price for me. IF I didn't already have one I'd buy at this price, Bargain IMHO. The Archos obviously ain't an iPad but then again you ain't paying an iPad price.HH.



You can't have user accounts as per the usual computer OS e.g. Windows, OSX and Linux. You can add more than one gmail account to the market though, so multiple accounts can be used on the same device in that sense. If you can resist then I would, I found this to be a truly terrible tablet experience, it was easy to get the market on it using arctools, but I was ever so happy to be returning it to the customer once the market had been added to it.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 28th Feb 2012
tfish

Well worth spending just over £100 quid for a item that will be out of … Well worth spending just over £100 quid for a item that will be out of date in 12 months.Unlike £400 you apple tarts



You sir are an idiot.
I bought one when HMV had them for 129. The screen was less responsive than I would have wanted and it lagged a lot if you installed additional apps. I had to remove most of the apps to get it to work normal. The screen aspect ratio is unusal and it didn't fit the eye that well, but then thats a personal preference possibly. Not a great buy in my humble opinion, better to go for some of those BB/HTC deals when the flash deals come...after all, 139 is not cheap when you consider that BB comes for 169 and is a far better machine.
Edited by: "coolash" 28th Feb 2012
nickwhite1

ONLY buy if you are technical able; awful gift for those who are not. … ONLY buy if you are technical able; awful gift for those who are not. Doesn't come with Google Apps to get this you will need to Root the tablet and put a custom firmware on it


I'd agree that you need to be technically able to get the best from the Archos, it has a couple of issues that could put you off otherwise. But you don't need to root or put custom firmware to get google apps - all that's required is to install arctools app from the archos marketplace. Bottom line, I think this price is about right for this tablet.
ONLY buy one of these if you plan to root it, which means invalidating the warranty, as the android 2.2 build this comes with is crippled by their poor filesystem layout. i don't think there is a functional 2.3 build for it, even the custom roms are still 2.2

they made /system tiny which means you can install about a dozen apps before you're getting errors every time you get an upgraded app. as its only 2.2 moving apps to sdcard is very limited. the 8gb is almost entirely dedicated to media storage.

plus its a stupid aspect ratio - its crazy wide compared to its height (like 30cm by 8cm!) so no chance of ever getting a case as its not A4-ish like ipads etc.

oh and some advice - don't go anywhere near those cases with the built-in keyboards, they are rubbish and don't even fit, the build quality is so poor its likely to break your usb port, and then you really are screwed as it won't even charge.

you don't have to root these to get the android market on, just download an app, not much point though as even the basic google apps will fill your memory.

no idea why someone said the arnova is better, they are the same except the arnova has a crap screen, although it does come with gingerbread.

there's a reason these are half the price of any other 10" android tablet....


Edited by: "sej7278" 29th Feb 2012
DiNGi

Would like to invest in a tablet for Skyping family abroad would this … Would like to invest in a tablet for Skyping family abroad would this handle Skype calls and video well?


Yes, skype works with video on this.
sej7278

no idea why someone said the arnova is better, they are the same except … no idea why someone said the arnova is better, they are the same except the arnova has a crap screen, although it does come with gingerbread.there's a reason these are half the price of any other 10" android tablet....



Judging by the blurb on each on archos site this has HDMI but can't play 1080p videos whereas the arnova can play 1080p but no hdmi. Hmm.
Arnova doesn't talk about optional plug ins for some of the audio and video codecs either, but guess with rooting that's an irrelevance really.
Think camera is better on arnova than this one too.
Might be looking in wrong place but the arnova seems to have more activity on new roms too.
Isn't part of the reason these are much cheaper that unlike the 101 g9 both these aren't certified and don't come with market?
Edited by: "Pondlife" 29th Feb 2012
Johnny_5

I have had one of these since launch, I have the 16GB version, google … I have had one of these since launch, I have the 16GB version, google apps lib is a easy install, takes micro SD (have tried 16GB & fine) & has USB (tried pen drive & USB HDD both ok) & HDMI out, good screen for viewing. V got for media watching or sofa surfing (Wish 'd paid this price though!)You do need to by the codec patch to get the most out of it (£11 from archos)



You don't need to buy any codecs. Download RockPlayer from android market and it will play everything fine.

I have an Archos 101 and I only use it as a media player and it's great. It plays everything I throw at it including MKV files. The viewing angles are crap but it isn't a problem for me as I look at it head on.

A major plus for this tablet is it has a full size USB. I store all my movies on a portable hard drive and a full size USB is very very rare on tables nowadays. Other tablets have a silly micro USB so you can't use a flashdrive/hard drive with buying an adapter.


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Edited by: "DanTheManc" 29th Feb 2012
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